I added a Red Tow Hook To my R56 for an added accent to the front face
EPMINIS wants to welcome our new site sponsor, CravenSpeed! An email was sent out to all of our news subscribers earlier this evening. The email contained info on the next rally to be held on February 19th and a couple of discount codes that can be used on purchases through the Craven Speed website.
Go check out their site and add some bling to your MINI!
Don’t forget, all attendees of the next rally on February 19th will be eligible to win a $40 gift certificate from CravenSpeed!
Sunday February 19th will be the next Rally! This rally will be sponsored in part by Craven Speed. They have donated two $40 gift certificates as raffle prizes for our meet up and have some discount codes for us to use as well. We’ll send an email with the discount details to those of you who get the newsletter and or the website updates in their email. For the Rally Route, we will head east to Sierra Blanca, then north to Cornudas. Lunch, photos and Raffle in Cornudas. Montana Avenue will bring us home. More details to come!
Wednesday February 8th will be “MINI at the DON” sponsored by MINI of El Paso. We’ll be at the UTEP Don Haskins center to support the Miner’s Men’s Basketball team as they battle the Tulsa Hurricanes! MINI of El Paso has a LIMITED supply of FREE tickets available. If you would like some tickets, please contact Victor at the dealership, 915-778-9381, to reserve your spot!
Who’s planning on doing some MINI Takes the States? As I understand it, our best opportunity to join the rest of the MINI “Motorers” would be around July 10th or 11th. The route should drive through some cities just North of here! Although the routes are still being finalized, it’s a pretty safe bet you could block out some time from work between July 10th and July 16th. Official route announcements later this month or the beginning for March.
Working on more things behind the scenes-Hopefully some new t-shirt designs and a non-rally nighttime MINI meet-up. Keep up with our Site and Facebook for details to come!
As you all know, the next Rally on November 6th will be a Game Rally. So what’s a Game Rally you ask? A Game Rally combines the fun of Motoring with a series of challenges along our recently completed “mystery” route. Each participating MINI Team will be given a Rally Challenge Packet. The Packet will contain your Map with the Route and Directions. The Packet will also have a series of images from the route that you will need to put in order as they appear on your drive. And finally the packet will have a few puzzles you must find and solve along the way. The finish line is the Maldonado Corn Maze. When you reach the Maze, you will need to turn in your packet to epMINIs for point tabulation and scoring.
Points have already started accumulating! Café Press clothing purchases earn points. Playing the Facebook MOTOR-TOBER Games at the MINI of El Paso Facebook page earns points and attending the MINI of El Paso MOTOR-TOBER event on the 28th of October earns points as well. Full Cheat Point details were posted HERE a few days ago!
Cheat Points accumulated prior to November 6th will be added to the Points you earn during the Game Rally Challenge. We advise you to try and accumulate as many cheat points as possible as the route will have a few challenges that will be hard to find or solve.
What do I Win?
MINI of El Paso will provide some very nice prizes to the top placing teams. This will include MINI swag, gift certificates and some “i”Devices The amount of top placing teams will be determined by the amount of participants. Following the completion of the Rally, we will need a couple of days to tabulate the results. Winners will be posted online by Thursday following the Rally. Details for prize pickup will be provided directly to the winners.
Who can participate?
Current MINI and Classic Mini drivers are always welcome to attend. Future MINI drivers that attend and register at the MOTOR-TOBER event on the 28th of October can play as well. (Future MINI drivers, attend MOTOR-TOBER and get $750 off your purchase. See dealer for details!)
All participants will need to register with epMINI’s on or preferably before the day of the Rally. Registration will be necessary to correctly gather team participant’s names and collect contact info. We’ll post the registration form SOON.
All Games have Rules
Each MINI will need a minimum of TWO people in the car to participate in the game. One Driver and one Navigator. The driver must have current insurance and a current Driver’s License. Proof will be required on day of rally. Both Driver and Navigator(s) work together to ensure a safe journey while playing the game. A regular cruise will be lead by the epMINIs Rally and Route Masters for those MINI’s without the minimum crew requirement. We have to insist on a minimum of two people per car as that is the only safe way to play the route.
THIS IS NOT A RACE EVENT. There is no time limit on driving the route and playing the game. There are no points for finishing “First”. The game is played on regular streets and each MINI crew is responsible for following the state posted speeds and directional signs. Each MINI crew will be responsible for any traffic infractions they and their MINI may incur!
Sharing answers with other teams is prohibited! Each car and its passenger(s) is a team and will play the game independently of other MINI crews. No collusion allowed!
Completed worksheets must be filled out legibly, neatly and accurately. Yes, spelling counts and no points awarded for misspelled answers!
In the event of a tie, the qualifying MINI teams will be required to complete an extra challenge. (To Be Determined)
The following items are ALLOWED. They CAN be used: GPS, Smart Phone, Street Maps, Atlas, Binoculars, Radar Detector, etc.
The following items are FORBIDDEN. They CAN NOT be Used: Nitrous Oxide, Rocket Fuel, Spike Strips, Fireworks, tar and feathers, other MINI crews, etc.
All teams will be required to enjoy the day and have fun!
There is a good Chance we will make up some other Rules by the time the rally comes around!
The end point for the November 6th Rally will be at the Maldonado Maze located in La Union New Mexico. Coincidently, half off admission is todays Daily Deal from the El Paso Times. Admission is regularly $9.00 per person, but if you buy through the Daily Deal, you can get your admission for only $4.50 per person. The deal expires at Midnight on Tuesday October 11th, so follow this link H E R E and get your tickets early!
For this Rally, we will be creating a game to be played along the route of the rally. The game will have participants searching for sights and solving puzzles. Each correctly matched sight or correctly solved puzzle will be awarded points. Each team will be competing for the most points by the time they reach the destination. The teams with the most points will be eligible for some prizes provided by our Rally Sponsor, MINI of El Paso!
Between now and Game Rally Day on Nov 6th, we will offer opportunities to get a head start on accumulating some extra points. Keep reading this site for extra point opportunities!
We’ve loaded a new Design to our CafePress web shop. The new designed is inspired by the traditional Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls (Dia De Los Muertos). We call it the “MINI Muerto”.
The new design is available in White Ink on a Dark Background or Black Ink on a light background. You can get “MINI Muerto” on short and long sleeve t-shirts, Hoodies and Sweatshirts. We put the logo on a HUGE variety of colors, styles and sizes to fit everyone’s taste. We hope you like the new design and invite you to see it for yourself at http://www.cafepress.com/epminis/7902405
We also have EP MINI’s logo items and other designs available in the shop as well. Go check it out and we look forward to seeing you all in the proper gear for the NEXT RALLY!
November’s Rally will be Sponsored my MINI of El Paso! Be sure to watch this space for start points, routes, destination and info for our first “Game-Rally” contest. You don’t want to miss it!
In the meantime, MOTOR-TOBER is happening NOW! Stop by the dealership and enter “THE BEST TEST DRIVE EVER PERIOD” contest. All you have to do is come up with a 6 word phrase and post it to their contest board. The best phrases are eligible for some fantastic prizes!
A few of our EP MINIs friends have already won some of the Facebookcontests, congrats and keep up the good work! Don’t forget to swing by the dealership to pick up your LOOT!
For this Years Motor-Tober event, MINI of El Paso will be going all out in the month of October with Facebook contests, Prizes (MINI Gear, iPads etc) and Much MUCH more! Follow MINI of El Paso on Facebook for Contest details and we’ll keep you posted here as well.
Also, make a reservation for Friday October 28th by following this link. The reservation will get you a spot at the registration table on Friday the 28th. All registered attendees to the Motor-Tober event at MINI of El Paso will qualify for $750 off their next MINI auto purchase. Talk to your Motoring Advisor for specifics, limits and restrictions.
Next Rally will be on Sunday November 6th! We are working out the details!
MINI Mania has provided epMINIs with discount club cards. The Cards are good for 10% off purchases from the MINI Mania Website.
MINI Mania stocks a HUGE variety of parts, components and upgrades for all MINIs and Classic Minis. If you’re looking for something to dress up your favorite car or give it a performance boost, MINI Mania is the place to be!
So how do you get one of these discount cards? Well, if you’ve been a regular on the rallies, we have a card reserved for you. If you’ve purchased anything from our CafePress T-Shirt shop, we have a card for you as well. We are working on another meet-up and we’ll have more details about the cards then. please contact us directly with questions: epminis (at) gmail dot com
TM Pro Body and Paint will be joining us at the Cooper Care Clinic. They will be giving free estimates on body work and paint. TM Pro Body and Paint has a state-of-the-art painting oven for factory-baked finishes.
Also, our friends at GoBadges sent us a nice PRIZE to add to our raffle items! See you all later!
epMINIs is excited to announce that our Official epMINIs GoBadge Grill badge will be ready to order within the next couple of weeks. And for all of our epMINIs fans and friends, GoBadges is providing a 10% discount on your club other items you order with this special coupon code: epminis